Appleby at Allington : Inspector Appleby

  • von Michael Innes
  • Sprecher: Gordon Dulieu
  • Serie: Inspector Appleby
  • 5 Std. 48 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


Available to download for the very first time, the fantastic Inspector Appleby series by celebrated crime writer Michael Innes.
Sir John Appleby dines one evening at Allington Park, the Georgian home of his acquaintance Owain Allington, who is new to the area. His curiosity is aroused when Allington mentions his nephew and heir to the estate, Martin Allington, whose name Appleby recognises.
The evening comes to an end but just as Appleby is leaving, they find a dead man - electrocuted in the son et lumihre box which had been installed in the grounds. Legendary character Inspector John Appleby of Scotland Yard inspired a lasting vogue for donnish detective fiction. Innes's detective novels are playfully highbrow and rich in allusions to English literature and to Renaissance art.


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Classic country house mystery

This requires a very good command of English and a fair amount of general culture. Knowledge of French, German, Italian and ... Latin would be an asset (but not essential).
That much granted, you are in for an ingenious, well-constructed literary crime novel set among country gentlemen, their families, some quaint rural characters and, of course, the local vicar. (To say nothing of the dog Rasselas.)
A careful reading/listening will provide a lot of hidden clues, and the solution comes up with a really astonishing trick.
The reader, Gordon Dulieu, might himself be one of these old-time gentlemen, with his quiet, balanced, wellbred voice and his elegant avoidance of exaggerated effects. And even a faint touch of irony here and there. Perfect.
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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 01.08.2010
  • Verlag: Audible Studios